To Live and Die in L.A.
Filmfest 2007

When a notorious, highly sophisticated counterfeiter murders his partner, Secret Service agent Richard Chance launches a furious vendetta to capture the man. With violent shoot-outs and a turbulent chase scene reminiscent of Friedkin's own THE FRENCH CONNECTION, the film broke with tradition by making the ostensible hero as morally reprehensible as the villain he pursues. Clashing with bureaucratic obstacles, Chance is forced to break the rules in order to get the cash for a sting operation, but the risks he takes snowball into an avalanche of violence and ethical reprecussions, leading to a morally ambiguous cul-de-sac from which there may be no return.

tags: Feature film

Cast: William L. Petersen, Willem Dafoe, John Pankow, Debra Feuer, John Turturro

Credits

Director: William Friedkin